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The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Director: Tyler Eldridge

Musical Director: Liam Gobbert

Choreographer: Kyhla Malaspina

Playing dates: September 20 – October 5, 2019

Audtion date: Saturday May 11th between 10am and 3pm

at Stirling Theatre, Morris Place, Innaloo

You will be booked into 30minute time slots.

Prepare a song in Music Theatre style (feel free to sing something from the show).

Please provide a backing track, iPod/USB/phone only please.

You may be asked to perform a cold reading or sing sections from the show. This will be provided on the day.

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(Please note that some roles have already been cast)

Roles to be auditioned

John Jasper/Mr. Clive Paget

The Royale’s male lead, a devilishly attractive cad, and knows it. In Drood, he is the baddie; choirmaster of Cloisterham Cathedral, and uncle of Edwin Drood. In love with Rosa Bud: madness lurks beneath smooth exterior. Strictly speaking, a suspect.

Bari- tenor(A2-A4) . Note: This is a challenging sing.

The Reverend Mr. Crisparkle/ Mr Cedric Moncrieff

This troupe member is a bit of an open book who plays an archetypal vicar, who is also a bit of a lurker, and was in love with Rosa’s mother: a suspect. Must be significantly older than Rosa.

Baritone (C3-G4), strong ensemble singer.

Durdles/Mr Nick Cricker Sr.

“Clown Prince of the Royale” who makes the most of every line and plays the drunkard sexton in Drood. Gets to announce the murderer. Over 30.

Baritone or tenor (B2 – F4)

Neville Landless/Mr.Victor Grinstead

Enjoying his premir performance with the Music Hall Royale; his character – Neville is Helena’s brother and suffers from the same “geographically untraceable” approximation of an East Asian accent; falls for Rosa Bud, falls out with Edwin, and is therefore suspect in the murder. Very passionate and often angry.

Bari-tenor (C3- G4)

Horace/ Mr. James Throttle

The troupe’s stage manager who helps to keep the Chairperson on track throughout the show. Instrumental in the success of the audience voting sequence. Also plays Horace, the acting constable in Cloisterham.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CImportant dates for your diary:  Tuesday 5th September at 7.30pm for a reading of the play and open auditions will be held on Saturday 9th September at 12noon.